COVID CAMPUS SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Coahoma Community College’s (CCC) five-county service area and consultation with public health experts on and off-campus, CCC has developed guidelines and resources for a continued safe learning environment.
Overall, the institution will follow ALL recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Mississippi Department of Health.
The following mandates and adjustments to institutional operations will take place to maintain the overall health and well-being of the campus and larger communities:
- The Coahoma Community College campus and satellite locations will close facilities to the general public. This means the Pinnacle, the Magnolia Room, and the Gallery on campus will not be available to be rented by the general public until further notice.
- Pre-school conference for Spring 2022 will be held virtually. Departments will meet individually in a virtual format.
- The campus mask/facial cover mandate on campus will continue. The institution will require the use of KN95 masks, which have been found to provide better protection for the wearer and reduce the spread of the virus. KN95 masks will be readily available throughout the Coahoma campus.
- The institution will continue to limit the size of classes on campus and encourage social distancing.
- The Mississippi Department of Health has not approved the new CDC guidelines of 5 days. Therefore, CCC will continue to follow the Mississippi Department of Health guidelines. They may be accessed here: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,22245,420,878.html
- Students residing on campus will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test dated three days prior to moving on campus. CCC will schedule a testing time for those who did not receive one before moving back on campus.
- Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 prior to beginning the semester.
- Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to get their booster shots and other vaccinations associated with the prevention of COVID-19 infections.
Karen Woods-Done, director of the Division of Student Engagement, says that these precautions are in the best interest of the campus community and that Coahoma is approaching entry into the spring semester with great awareness.
“We are implementing several additional changes in support of our students, faculty and staff for the start of classes on Jan. 10. We instituting aKN95 mask mandate. These are readily available and accessible on campus,” said Woods-Done. “The CDC has stated that this mask is the best mask to help ease the transmissions of Covid 19.”
The instution's plans established since the onset of the pandemic have helped to keep outbreaks to a minimum, limiting interruptions in the college's daily operations.
"Our COVID-19 policies and procedures remain in place, and we also ask all members of our campus community to wear a mask in all public settings (including residence halls) and get fully vaccinated (including a booster)," said Woods-Done.
Woods-Done also stated that CCC is invested in supporting the campus community on multiple levels and will provide additional support to help individuals cope with stress and anxiety.
“We have hired Mental Health resource assistants for use for the residential campus and entire college community,” Woods-Done added. “We will also have yoga classes as well. We know the best experience for our students is on campus with in-person classes, and we want to do everything we can to make that possible.”
Additionally, the college has planned increased cleaning protocols to help stop the transmission of the disease.
Attending Coahoma is more than just taking classes – it’s all about earning a degree that fits your career goals. The institution announced that an On-Site Registration/Dormitory Move-In for the Spring 2022 semester has been scheduled for January 6-7, 2022, allowing students to take the next step toward degree completion. Attendees are expected to follow all COVID-19 protocols while in attendance.
“Coahoma Community College’s mission is to support the educational goals for all students, especially those in our five-county service area,” says Dr. Rolonda Brown, Dean of Academic Affairs. “Our faculty and staff are passionate about student success and stand ready to support prospective and current students with their enrollment plans for the Spring 2022 semester.”
Admitted, degree-seeking students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor before enrolling. Current students should log into their myCCC account to identify their designated advisor and then schedule a meeting to discuss course selection for the upcoming semester.
First-time students and new transfer students are advised to attend the On-Site Registration or call the Office of Admissions at 662.621.4696 for more assistance.
Coahoma offers a variety of class schedule options that allow students to complete their degrees while working full-time or raising a family. A searchable course schedule is available online at www.coahomacc.edu/programs/catalog/index.html.
Classes for the Spring 2022 semester begin on Monday, January 10.
Students interested in starting or continuing their educational journey at CCC are encouraged to learn more about the admissions process by visiting www.coahomacc.edu/admissions or calling 662.621.4696.